March 24, 2015
I was feeling like making a green soap the day I made this one. Mixed up the greens and swirled the middle layer. Very fun and cool looking soap.
Fun Tidbit: My friend and I were exiting the food store talking about my soaps and what to use a props and we were talking about the Juniper Breeze soap and not knowing what to use when my friend stops and looks down at the median and goes: “I think that’s Juniper.” The entire parking lot was covered with juniper plants ha! We stole a few sprigs.
Juniper Breeze: Lots of pine, ozone, green notes with hints of berry and fruits. A very clean, fresh scent.
February 21, 2015
I always have have an idea in mind for my finished soap when I start a batch. Most of the time it doesn’t quite come out as I pictured it, but it’s close enough and it looks good. This time I had this idea in my head and I was really, really skeptical that it would work, but I gave it a shot.
It worked. I was so surprised that the soap came out just like I envisioned!
Field of Flowers
Step 1: Pipe the grass.
Step 2: Pipe the flowers.
Step 3: Add the white center, because the flowers just needed a little something more.
October 3, 2014
Two years ago I made this soap. The fragrance was devine. I LOVED it. Last year I bought more, but the formula had changed. It was mediocre at best. I wasn’t happy. I didn’t even bother making a soap with it. I did have to try and find a new supplier for the applejack though since I had a customer that loved the scent. I ended up finding one that was close to the original. It wasn’t perfect, but still pretty darn close to the original.
This year I ordered more applejack to make the custom order and maybe a year passing since smelling it or maybe not having the original anymore to compare it to changed how I thought. The fragrance just spoke to me again. So, it’s back!
Applejack Peel: Wonderful fresh apples with spicy notes of cinnamon and clove.
I love wet soap pictures and this swirl was too pretty to not share!
September 26, 2014
I did two small batches of Autumn Wreath and Harvest Moon. These two soaps are having “trial runs” this year. I want to see how well they sell and how popular they are when people smell them at markets.
Autumn Wreath: A cheerful, fall, and welcoming fragrance oil by Natures Garden with the spicy warmth of autumn leaves, cinnamon apples, nutmeg and clove.
Design wise this soap didn’t quite come out as I pictured, but I do really like it. I should have swirled contrasting colors (instead of the yellow/orange), but otherwise I really like this one. It’s now available. I have a limited number available.
Harvest Moon: Starts with top notes of fresh pear, blueberries, and pineapple; followed by middle notes of juniper berries and eucalyptus; and well rounded with base notes of spruce, woods, Douglass fir, cedar, and white musk. No picture of these.